Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Donna Richardson-Below

DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Donna Richardson-Below

You are in a good place now. I as well as others wish you a happy trip to and in heaven. Peace to you and your family.

Micah James;
Director at the Association of First Responders and Military Supporters;
AFRM;
Civilian;

February 12, 2020

Rest in peace sister. Thank you for your service. God's speed ma'am.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

February 12, 2020

Condolences to the family, friends and fellow officers from Blue Knights NC II

Chaplain Frank Spears
Blue Knights NC II

February 12, 2020

Rest in peace my prayers our with you & your family.

Tony Gomez
Des Moines Iowa Police Dept. Retired

February 12, 2020

Richardson-Below family and friends may God grant you all with a speedy healing. Deputy Richardson-Below thank you for your Service to your Community and Department. Most of all thank you for Your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls,OH Police Dept

February 12, 2020

Rest in Peace

Ptl. Bryan Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

February 12, 2020

God bless you and your family and Department Sister Thank you for your service and your sacrifice you will not be forgotten may God walk with you and all my Brothers and Sisters that go do this calling everyday Roman's 13 4

Retired Lieutenant Tommy Pettus
Talladega Alabama Police Department

February 12, 2020

Donna”s smile reflected Gods love for others. She was a selfless servant. Prayers for all of her family, friends, colleagues and community. May she Rest In Peace.

District Manager Nicole Mitchell
Louisiana Division of Probation and Parole

February 12, 2020

Donna will truly be missed. Her smile would light up a room and her hug will make a bad day turn into a good day. Donna was one of the most sweetest, caring, and loving person I know.

Officer Kendale Booker
Minden Police Department

February 12, 2020

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Deputy Sheriff Donna Richardson-Below during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Donna Richardson-Below.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

February 12, 2020

RIP Deputy Donna Richardson, thank you for your service. Praying for your family and friends.

Jeff Williams
Highlands County Sheriff Department, Florida

February 12, 2020

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

February 12, 2020

Rest in Heavenly peace.

Special Agent Christopher Di Leonardo
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

February 12, 2020

RIP, Deputy Richardson-Below. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

February 12, 2020

It was always a joy to work with Donna at many of the campus events held at Grambling State University. I will miss our Sunday School related and general conversations wherever we would meet. Rest in Peace my friend and my condolences are with your family and loved ones.

Patricia J. Hutcherson
Grambling State University-Registrar

February 12, 2020

R I P Sister

Herbie Buck Ret. Officer
NYSDOCS

February 12, 2020

Rest in Peace Hero

Ed McConnell, Asst Police Chief
OPD

February 12, 2020

I will miss your smile and laughs. We had lots of laughs over the years. It is hard to believe you are not with us. RIP my beautiful friend and we have the watch from here. Your duty on Earth is done and the Good Lord needed another angel to add to the Army. Until we meet again.....its not good bye, its see you soon.

P&P Specialist Office Kathryn Reedy
State of LA department of Corrections

February 12, 2020

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 12, 2020

RIP

Deputy Sheriff V. Ruffin
LASD

February 12, 2020

RIP from the State of Florida

President Bobby Jenkins
Florida State FOP Lodhe

February 12, 2020

Rest in peace sister in blue.

Deputy Pharoah M. Halbert
Cook County, Illinois Sheriff's Office

February 12, 2020

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

February 12, 2020

Rest in peace Sister....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the DPSO during this most difficult and tragic time....

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

February 12, 2020

RIP Deputy! You will never be forgotten. Back the BLUE! May God bless you and you family!! ⚫️

Police Explorer Elijah A.
VPD (Vivian Louisiana Police Department)

February 12, 2020

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